Vacancies in Defence Services – Lok Sabha QA

Vacancies in Defence Services - Lok Sabha QA

Vacancies in Defence Services, Number of posts advertised, Details of jawans recruited and details of pay and allowances admissible to these jawans – Lok Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 667
TO BE ANSWERED ON 09th December, 2022

VACANCY IN DEFENCE SERVICES

667.SHRI DEEPAK BAIJ:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) the details of number of vacant posts in Indian Army, Air Force and Navy in the grade of soldier as on date, force-wise;

(b) the details of number of posts advertised in the said grade during the year 2022 till date, force-wise; and

(c) the details of number of jawans recruited during the year 2022 till date along with details of pay and allowances admissible to these jawans, force-wise?

A N S W E R
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a): The details of number of vacant posts in Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are as under :-

Armed Force Vacancy
Indian Army (JCOs/ OR) 118485 ( as on 1st July, 2022)
Indian Navy (Sailors) 11587 ( as on 30th Sept, 2022)
Indian Air Force)(Airmen and Non-Combatant (Enrolled)) 5819 (as on 1st Nov, 2022)

 

(b): A total of 40000 vacancies have been advertised for JCOs/OR in Indian Army. A total of 3000 vacancies have been advertised for Agniveer in the year 2022 in Indian Navy. 3000 vacancies have been advertised in Indian Air Force as Agniveervayu under Agnipath Scheme in the year 2022.

(c): All the recruitments at the level of jawans are being done under the Agnipath Scheme presently under progress and the details of their pay is as under: –

Year Customised Package (Monthly) In Hand (70%) Contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund (30%) Contribution to Corpus Fund by the Government of India
All figures in Rs (Monthly Contribution)
1st 30000 21000 9000 9000
2nd 33000 23100 9900 9900
3rd 36500 25500 10950 10950
4th 40000 28000 12000 12000
Total Contribution in Agniveer Corpus Fund after four years Rs. 5.02 lakh Rs. 5.02 lakh
Exit after 4 year Rs 10.04 Lakhs as Seva Nidhi Package (absolute amount excluding interest) With Interest – Rs 11.71 Lakhs.

 

Note 1: Agniveer will not be required to contribute to any Provident Fund of the Government.

Note 2 : There shall be no entitlement to gratuity and any kind of pensionary benefits in the case of Agniveers.

Note 3 : Risk and hardship allowances will be given based on the individual’s place of posting.

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Source: Lok Sabha

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